|KAMAKURA CHďKURď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Father: Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ I
21st day of the 11th lunar month of 1718: his father Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ I dies.
11th lunar month of 1718: he becomes katakiyaku and takes the name of Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ at the Moritaza, where he plays the role of Nariyabuki Yachűta in the kaomise drama "Zenkunen Yoroi Kurabe". The ideogram for "Ch˘" is not yet the one which was used by his father:
11th lunar month of 1723: he becomes jitsuaku and takes back the name of Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ II, playing at the Ichimuraza the role of Minamoto no Yorichika in the kaomise drama "Hinagata Shuten D˘ji", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Ogino Izabur˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1724: Ch˘kur˘ becomes tachiyaku and performs at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki"; his stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I, Matsushima Hy˘tar˘, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Sodesaki Miwano I, Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I, Fujimura Handayű II, Nakajima Mihoemon I and Nakamura Kichibŕ I.
11th lunar month of 1736: Ch˘kur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Kumasaka Ch˘kur˘ in the kaomise drama "Izu Genji H˘rai Yakata", which celebrates the arrival in Edo from Ky˘to of the actor Tomizawa Montar˘ I and the shűmei of Tsuruya Nanboku II.
11th lunar month of 1737: Ch˘kur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Rokuj˘ no Sukedayű in the kaomise program "Genji Kumo ďgi no Shiba", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichimura Uzaemon VIII; the others stage partners are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I, Tamazawa Saijir˘ I, Tomizawa Montar˘ I, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Hayakawa Shinkatsu and Tsuruya Nanboku II.
11th lunar month of 1738: Ch˘kur˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Ichimuraza the role of ďmori Hikoshichi in the kaomise drama "Mitsugibune Taiheiki"; this is most likely his last stage appearance. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.
The Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ line of actors
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